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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Read by Karen Savage. Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following...
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by Jane Austen
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Librivox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Read by Annie Coleman . Jane Austen's classic novel chronicles the events in the lives of the Bennet family. Take a family with five unmarried daughters and a lack of wealth, throw in a new wealthy neighbor or two, plus a whole regiment of soldiers in town, and add a heaping spoonful of pride and a pinch of prejudice. Mix it all together and you get a story full of tears and laughter, embarrassment and pride, and, of course, love....
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by Alexandre Dumas
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Librivox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo , by Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo ) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers , as Dumas's most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Hans Christian Andersen
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LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen. A collection of eighteen fairy tales – some popular, some lesser known – by famous Danish author H.C. Andersen. (Summary by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B audiobook of...
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by Hans Christian Andersen
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LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales (Version 2), by AUTHOR. A small collection of some of H.C. Andersen's fairy tales -- including The Emperor's New Clothes, The Red Shoes, The Naughty Boy and fifteen others. (Summary by Halle Kill) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fiction, fairy tales, myths
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. (Summary by...
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by Homer
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Librivox recording of The Odyssey , by Homer (transl. Samuel Butler). The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad ), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad , and concerns the events that befall the Greek hero Odysseus in his long journey back to his native land Ithaca after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to return to his native land of Ithaca after...
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by J. M. Barrie
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Librivox recording of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Read by Librivox volunteers. Peter Pan is the well-loved story of three children and their adventures in Neverland with the boy who refuses to grow up. Swashbuckling, fairy dust, and flight; mermaid lagoons, ticking crocodiles, and Princess Tiger Lily; second to the right and then straight on till morning. You know the story... and if you don't, please start listening immediately! (summary by Meredith Hughes) For further information, including...
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by Joseph Jacobs
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LibriVox recording of English Fairy Tales, collected by Joseph Jacobs. Read by Joy Chan. A collection of traditional English fairy tales. (description by Joy Chan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (117MB)
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. Summary by J. Hall For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
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LibriVox recording of Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2), by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Read by Bob Neufeld. Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen). ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fairy tales, fiction, short stories, Grimm, Grimms' Fairy Tales
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by Mary W. Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in the book. Rejected by society, the Monster vows revenge on his creator. (Summary written by Gesine) Note: Audio files were volume adjusted and re-uploaded May 3, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Source: LibriVox recording of Gutenberg e-text #84
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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the "literary nonsense" genre, and...
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by Various
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LibriVox public domain Ghost Story Collection, Vol. 001. A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (93mb)
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by H.G. Wells
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LibriVox's public domain recording of H.G. Well's The Invisible Man . The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and uses it on himself. The story begins as the Invisible Man, with a bandaged face and a heavy coat and gloves, takes a train to lodge in a country inn whilst he tries to discover the antidote and make himself visible again. The...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother. Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world, it is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, old English, poetry, hero, Grendel, Dane
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox recording of The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, poetry, religion, afterlife, christianity
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by: Chapters 1-2: Squiddhartha Chapters 3-4: Gord Chapters 5-6: Kara Chapters 7-8: Literate Loser Chapters 9-10: Ivan Chapters 11-12: Podchef Chapters 13-14: Squiddhartha Chapters 15-16: Hugh Chapters 17-18: Vee Chapters 19-20: mjd-s Chapters 21-22: Kristen Chapters 23-24: Podchef Chapters 25-26: Gord Chapters 27-28: Alex Foster Chapters 29-30: dandyrandy Chapters 31-32: Jean O'Sullivan Chapters 33-34: dandyrandy For further...
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Topics: literature, audiobook, children, librivox
Source: gutenberg e-text #120
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of 12 CREEPY TALES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE(1809 - 1849) This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The Tell Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, the Premature Burial and six others that are a shuddering delight to read and listen to. Turn off the lights, settle down and hear these stories read to you as only LibriVox readers can perform them. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) For further...
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by Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (dramatic reading) by Mark Twain. Read in English by a full cast. Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi river, a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer spends his days getting into one scrape after another. Tom's constant cleverness, superstition, trickery, and daring make him a handful to raise, and his Aunt Polly declares that she has "never seen the beat of that boy!" Tom is essentially good-hearted, however, but when he is witness...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, childhood, village life, mischief, children's classics
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Karen Savage. Orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, and finds herself in a house full of secrets and mysteries. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (197mb)
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde. Dorian Gray, a young man of wealth and stature in late 1800's London, meets Lord Henry Wotton while posing for a portrait by his friend Basil Hallward. Once the painting is complete, Dorian realizes that it will always be young and attractive, while he will be forced to age and wither with the years. Carelessly, he wishes the opposite were true. What happens is a treatise on morals, self-indulgence and how crucial personal...
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by Friedrich Nietzsche (transl. Helen Zimmern)
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Librivox recording of Beyond Good and Evil , by Friedrich Nietzsche. First published in 1886 at Nietzsche's own expense, the book was not initially considered important. In it, Nietzsche denounced what he considered to be the moral vacuity of 19th century thinkers. He attacked philosophers for what he considered to be their lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in their considerations of morality and values. Beyond Good and Evil is a comprehensive overview of...
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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Read by David Goldfarb and a full cast. This classic tale by Lewis Carroll has delighted children for generations. Alice falls down a rabbit hole and encounters a wide variety of strange and wonderful creatures in all manner of bizarre situations. Join Alice as she journeys through Wonderland, trying to make sense of what she finds there. This version is read dramatically, with different readers voicing the different...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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Librivox recording of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one". The Three Musketeers was...
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by H.G. Wells
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Librivox recording of War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Read by Rebecca. War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events which happen mostly in London and the county of...
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LibriVox recording of How to Analyze People on Sight, by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict. In this popular American book from the 1920s, accomplished public speaker and self-help charlatan Elsie Lincoln Benedict outlines her pseudo-scientific system of "Human Analysis". She proposes that, within the human race, five sub-types have developed through evolutionary processes, each with its own distinct character traits and corresponding outward appearance. She offers to...
Topics: psychology, pseudoscience, audiobook, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Joseph Conrad
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Librivox recording of Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Kristin Luoma Set in a time of oppressive colonisation, when large areas of the world were still unknown to Europe, and Africa was literally on maps and minds as a mysterious shadow, Heart of Darkness famously explores the rituals of civilisation and barbarism, and the frighteningly fine line between them. We get the tale through a classic unreliable narrator, relating as Marlow, a ship's captain, tells how he was sent by the...
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by Anna Sewell
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Librivox recording of Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell. Black Beauty is Anna Sewell's first and only novel. The story is told in the "first person" (or first horse) as an autobiographical memoir of a highbred horse named Black Beauty, from his carefree days as a foal on an English farm, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness. Each short chapter...
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by William Trowbridge Larned
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Librivox recording of American Indian Fairy Tales, collected by Henry R. Schoolcraft and retold by William Trowbridge Larned Read by Chip With no written language, Native Americans living in the Lake Superior region passed their cultural identity down through the generations by way of stories. Far more than mere tales to amuse children, they passed along the collective wisdom of the tribes. In the 1830s, government Indian Agent and ethnologist Henry R Schoolcraft learned the language of these...
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by Theron Q. Dumont
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LibriVox recording of The Power of Concentration, by Theron Q. Dumont. Read by Andrea Fiore. A series of twenty lessons designed to help develop and improve the power of concentration. (Summary by Andrea Fiore) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (116MB)
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, instruction, non-fiction, concentration
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by Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of Anti-imperialist writings, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. This audiobook is a collection of Mark Twain's anti-imperialist writings (newspaper articles, interviews, speeches, letters, essays and pamphlets). (Summary by Vineshen Pillay) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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by H. G. Wells
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Librivox recording of The War of the Worlds , by H. G. Wells. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-war-of-the-worlds-by-h-g-wells-group/ H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people...
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by Dale Carnegie, Joseph Berg Esenwein
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Public Speaking, by Dale Carnagay (aka Carnegie) and Joseph Berg Esenwein. The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie and Joseph B. Esenwein is a manual for people who have to speak in public, and it is still in use today. Whether the occasion in question is sharing travel experiences with friends, a toast for newly-weds, or a public debate, the tips and tricks collected in this book will come handy anywhere. The book describes how to make effective use of...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Tales of Terror and Mystery, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in "Tales of Terror and Mystery", a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion. Sit back in the comfort of your armchair...
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by Lewis Carroll
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"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do ..." .. and from that moment onward we drift with Alice into another world. When she sees a White Rabbit as it runs through the tall grass (looking worriedly at the watch it takes from its waist-coat pocket), she runs after it and drops into a strange dream. The world is full of chatty animals, from a rather stand-offish hookah-smoking caterpillar to the friendly Cheshire Cat which...
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen. Read by Librivox volunteers. The two eldest Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, one of whom (Elinor) embraces practicality and restraint while the other (Marianne) gives her whole heart to every endeavor. When the Dashwoods - mother Mrs. Dashwood, Elinor, Marianne, and youngest sister Margaret - are sent, almost impoverished, to a small cottage in Devonshire after the death of their father and the machinations of their brother's...
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by H. P. Lovecraft
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LibriVox recording of Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft. H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain. You'll find more versions of these stories throughout LibriVox's short story collections and short horror story collections. (Summary adapted from...
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by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol (full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas ) is a Victorian morality tale of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of one evening. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by Glen Hallstrom. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more...
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Topics: librivox, fiction, christmas, charles dickens, scrooge, tiny tim, cratchett, ghosts
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by James Allen
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Librivox recording of As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. Read by Mark Cawley Allen's books illustrate the use of the power of thought to increase personal capabilities. Although he never achieved great fame or wealth, his works continue to influence people around the world, including the New Thought movement. Allen's most famous book, As a Man Thinketh, was published in 1902. It is now considered a classic self-help book. Its underlying premise is that noble thoughts make a noble person, while...
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by Charles Dickens
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A collaborative reading of Charles' Dickens classic tale of Christmas by Librivox volunteers: Mark Bradford Kara Shallenberg Kristen McQuillin Hugh McGuire Bill Stackpole For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more information or to volunteer to read books, poetry, and other works in the public domain, please visit www.librivox.org . Download...
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by Washington Irving
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Librivox recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving. The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America's colonial period. The solitude of the woods was breathtaking, and not even a schoolmaster was immune from the eerie miasma which everyone knew permeated the dense forest. Written in 1820, Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow has become a classic of American literature, and has...
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by Howard Pyle
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LibriVox recording of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle. A children's classic! Robin Hood is the archetypal English folk hero; a courteous, pious and swashbuckling outlaw of the mediæval era who, in modern versions of the legend, is famous for robbing the rich to feed the poor and fighting against injustice and tyranny. He operates with his "seven score" (140 strong) group of fellow outlawed yeomen – named the Merry Men. He and his band are usually associated with...
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by Kenneth Grahame
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LibriVox recording of The Reluctant Dragon, by Kenneth Grahame. Read by Mark F. Smith. What would you do if you discovered a dragon living in a cave on a hill above your home? Make friends, read poetry together? It turns out that not all dragons are intent on pillaging the countryside. Some might actually enjoy peace, quiet, and the occasional banquet. The Boy of this story knows how to handle dragons, and life is good… until a knight in shining armor arrives in town to exterminate his...
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Karen Savage. Sara is brought to Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies by her father, Captain Crewe, because the climate in India doesn't agree with children. This is the story of her time at Miss Minchin's. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Chris Goringe For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org Download M4B (4MB)
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by Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 01 , by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest...
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by Homer
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LibriVox recording of Homer's Iliad translated by Samuel Butler, read by LibriVox volunteers. The Iliad, together with the Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems themselves show...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Read by David Clarke. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The...
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by David Barnes The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. London lawyer Utterson is driven to investigate Edward Hyde, the unlikely protege of his friend Dr Henry Jekyll, suspecting the relationship to be founded on blackmail. The truth is worse than he could have imagined. Jekyll's 'full statement of the case',...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells. Read by Mark Nelson. H.G. Wells' classic science fiction-fantasy story, in which a scientist known only as “The Time Traveller” tells the tale of his journey to the year 802,701 A.D. and beyond, where he witnesses the end of human civilization as we know it, as well as the beginning of the end of the world. This original time-travel story has been copied many times, but never improved upon. (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was the fourth of 14 Oz books written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919). Published in 1908, while Baum was resident in Coronado, California, it is considered one of the "darker" of the Oz tales. However, it also is enlivened by Baum's considerable wit, penchant for puns, and dry social commentary. In this title, Dorothy, her kitten Eureka, Jim, a cab horse, and Zeb, a...
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by Rudyard Kipling
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This classic children's book by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over the lame tiger Shere Khan. The account of Mowgli's adventures is followed by several short stories, including the tales of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious mongoose,...
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by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
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LibriVox recording of Our Island Story, by H. E. Marshall. Read by Kara Shallenberg. This is the first half of the book. Part 2 may be found here: http://librivox.org/our-island-story-part-2-by-he-marshall/ . Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights,...
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by H. Beam Piper
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Five short stories by classic science fiction writer H. Beam Piper. Recorded by Mark Nelson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (20MB)
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Brothers Karamazov , by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. The book portrays a parricide in which each of a murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that explores deep into the ethical debates of God, free will, and...
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by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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Librivox recording of Don Quixote Volume 1 , by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (transl. John Ormsby). Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli, whom he claims to have hired to translate the story from an Arabic manuscript he found in Toledo’s bedraggled old Jewish quarter. The protagonist, Alonso Quixano, is a minor landowner who has...
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by Librivox Volunteers
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A collection of M4B files created by LibriVox Volunteers. For a current list of related pages go the Main Librivox M4B page . An M4B file is an audio file which can be bookmarked. This is the audio-book file type. These files can have chapter markers which can be skipped through as you would skip through files on a play list. They can have built in cover art and chapter images. They will remember where you left off each time you stop the file and come back to it . And variable speed settings on...
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by Franz Kafka
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Librivox recording of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, translated by Ian Johnston. Read by David Barnes The Metamorphosis (in German, Die Verwandlung, "The Transformation") is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915, and arguably the most famous of his works along with the longer works The Trial and The Castle. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a giant "monstrous vermin". (Summary from Wikipedia). For...
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by Carlo Collodi
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi. Translated by Carol Della Chiesa. Read by Mark F. Smith. Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a puppet made from a piece of wood that curiously could talk even before being carved. A wooden-head he starts and a wooden-head he stays - until after years of...
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by Oscar Wilde
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Librivox recording of The Happy Prince and Other Tales, by Oscar Wilde. Read by Joy Chan For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (47MB)
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by Oscar Wilde
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Librivox recording of The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. Read by David Barnes The American Minister and his family have bought the English stately home Canterville Chase, complete with the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville - blood-stains, clanking chains and all. But these modern Americans will have no truck with ghostly goings-on, and set out to beat the spectre at his own game. (Summary by David Barnes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells. The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, addressing ideas of society and community, human nature and identity, religion, Darwinism, and eugenics. When the novel was written in the late 19th century, England's scientific community was engulfed by debates on animal vivisection. Interest groups were even formed to tackle the issue: the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection was formed...
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LibriVox recording of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often shortened to Huck Finn) is a novel written by Mark Twain and published in 1884. It is commonly regarded as one of the Great American Novels, and is one of the first major American novels written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, best friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of...
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by Albert Einstein
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Librivox recording of Relativity by Albert Einstein (translated by Robert W. Lawson) This is an introduction to Einstein's space-bending, time-stretching theory of Relativity, written by the master himself. Special and General relativity explain the structure of space time and provide a theory of gravitation, respectively. Einstein's theories shocked the world with their counterintuitive results, including the dissolution of absolute time. In this book he brings a simplified form of his...
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by Mark Twain
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Librivox recording of Chapters from my Autobiography by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) began writing his autobiography long before the 1906 publications of these Chapters from my Autobiography . He originally planned to have his memoirs published only after his death but realized, once he'd passed his 70th year, that a lot of the material might be OK to publish before his departure. These chapters were published in serial form in the North American Review during...
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by Confucius
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LibriVox recording of The Sayings of Confucius, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. Promoting virtues such as filial devotion, compassion, loyalty, and propriety, these dialogues between the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius and his disciples comprise the crux of Confucianism. (Summary by Andrea L). For more information on LibriVox, or to volunteer, please see: http://librivox.org/ Download M4B(45MB)
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by James Allen
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LibriVox recording of Above Life's Turmoil , by James Allen. The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome. The duties and difficulties of life claim our attention, but we can rise above all anxiety concerning them. Surrounded by noise, we can yet have a quiet mind; involved in responsibilities, the heart can be at rest; in the midst of strife, we can know the abiding peace. The twenty pieces which comprise this book, unrelated as some of them are in the...
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LibriVox public domain Ghost Story Collection, Vol. 002. A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (88mb)
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Librivox's Short Story Collection 006 : a collection of 20 short essays and fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (227MB)
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by Anna Sewell
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LibriVox recording of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Recording by Cori Samuel. Black Beauty is a fictional autobiographical memoir told by a horse, who recounts many tales, both of cruelty and kindness. The title page of the first edition states that it was "Translated from the Original Equine by Anna Sewell." It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she was confined to her house as an invalid. After its publication in 1877, Sewell lived just long enough to see her...
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by Aesop
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Librivox recording of Aesop's Fables, Volume 4 (Fables 76-100). Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 4 of 12. (Summary by Chip) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Leo Tolstoy
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LibriVox recording of Childhood (Детство [Detstvo]) by Leo Tolstoy. Read in Russian by Yakovlev Valery and Yakovleva Evgeniya Childhood (Детство [Detstvo]; 1852) is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy. They are the works that launched his writing career. These books earned him instant acclaim. This book describes the major physiological decisions of boyhood that all boys experience. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online...
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by L. Leslie Brooke
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Librivox , public domain recording of L. Leslie Brooke's The Story of the Three Little Pigs , read by Denny Sayers. This version of the classic tale of the three pigs, their houses and a wolf, published in 1904, has a new twist in its second half. This recording can be enjoyed by itself, or you can read along with the Library of Congress facsimile version from the International Children's Digital Library: Here . For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (4MB)
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian’s beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil’s, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry’s world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are...
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